Originally Posted by Redcoder
SQL is easy, just take a day and leanr how to use PHP and MySQL.
You make it sound oh so easy. The truth is it can take a few days or weeks to get the hang of php and mysql together. Please don't underestimate that because when new coders can't do it within that 'day' you quoted, it will put them off and they'll think they're useless at coding etc.
It took me months to get the hang of it. Maybe I'm slower than others? Who knows and who really cares. The point is, not everyone can learn overnight. Even now, although I am decent enough to advise people around here, I'm still nowhere up to other peoples standards like FouLu and Inigoesdr. Mysql is also a bit harder to debug than php as you don't get line numbers to help you in your errors and most people don't have access to sql logs to see whats going on either. It can take time and head bashing to get the hang of it (I've sat at my desk for days sometimes trying to solve a particular problem before I've sussed it out but it makes you a better coder)